The 1,000 mile Journey – Week 2

Two weeks ago, I began a journey of 1,000 miles – my second one (the first 1,000 was in 2015).   Joining my friend as a show of support to get in shape, I decided to give myself a goal – 1,000 miles (because, why not).   

So, within 2 weeks, I’ve traveled 67 miles.  It’s not an auspicious beginning, but it is a beginning nonetheless.  I am moving in a positive direction, which is more than I was doing last month. Along the way I’ve had to get reacquainted with some things, like the proper way to pack my gym bag (not forgetting a towel, or gym clothes, or socks, or makeup, lol), and setting my workout targets (like finishing 8 miles within 35 min, or rowing 3 miles in 28 minutes).

If I intend to finish 1,000 miles in 12 week, I’d have to average 83 miles a week or 14 miles a day (with one day off per week). 16 weeks is more like 10 miles a day. Doable on a bike, for sure, a bit aggressive for me on a treadmill. I’m still getting into a groove but will say for now somewhere between 12 and 16 weeks I’d like to complete the current 1,000 miles.

This summer, my youngest daughter and I will be part of a missions team to NYC. One of our planned fundraisers is a “century” bike ride (100 miles in one day with opportunity to join at the 50 mile, 25 mile or 10 mile mark). I know we can do 10 or 25, so I’m setting my sights on the 50, maybe a stretch goal of the whole 100. This will prepare me for my longer term goal to bike from Pittsburgh to Washington DC.

I appreciate all of you who have been supportive of this journey. I’ll keep you posted on my progress along the way!



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Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.

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